Practical Aspects of Palliative Care (PAPC)


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A sample schedule is provided below. A full course schedule will be provided to participants prior to the start of the course.

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Please note: Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice

[O]     Qualifies for Opioid Education and Pain Management Training credits
[E]     Qualifies for End-of-Life Care Education credits.


7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome Back

John Halporn, MD

Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Todd Rinehart, LICSW, APHSW-C


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Finding Meaning, Finding Ourselves: A New Approach to Existential Distress & Demoralization

Leah Rosenberg, MD

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break & Travel Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Home Based Palliative Care*

*Virtual Option

Pamela Woo Williams, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Martha Quigley, MS, GNP-BC, ACHPN

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Grief & Bereavement Support with Adult & Pediatric Populations

Bethany Myers, MDiv, MSW, LICSW

Mary Barber Bussiere, MSW, LICSW

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Symptom Management with Cannabis

Ilana Braun, MD

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Challenging Cases in Palliative Care

James A. Tulsky, MD

Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break & Travel Time
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Integrating Chaplaincy & Social Work

Arden O'Donnell, MPH, MSW, LICSW

Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin, BCC-PCHAC

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Treating Constipation, Anorexia, & Fatigue
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Medical Aid Dying*

*Vitrual Option

John Halporn, MD

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break & Travel Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Intersection of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD

Andrea Kurkul, MSN, APCNP-BC

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Depression & Anxiety in Palliative Care*

*Virtual option

Carrie Wu, MD


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Psychedelic Assisted Therapies in Patients with Serious Illness, Opportunities, and Challenges

Yvan Beaussant, MD

Roxanne Sholevar, MD

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Break & Travel Time
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Taking PAPC Home

John Halporn, MD

Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Todd Rinehart, LICSW, APHSW-C

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome & Introduction

John Halporn, MD

Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Todd Rinehart, LICSW, APHSW-C

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Inequities in Palliative Care: where we are and where we're going

Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, APHSW-C

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break and Travel Time
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Hospice Pediatrics

Emma Jones, MD 

Caitlin French, RN

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Perfectly Poised: Nurses and Serious Illness Conversations

Hilary McGuire, DNP, FNP-BC

Christine McCarthy, MSN, BS, AGNP-BC, ACHPN, CCRN

Sara D'Arpino, MSN, AGPCNP- BC

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Foundational Pain & Overview of Pain Management

Bridget Scullion, PharmD, BCOP

Ben Kematick, PharmD, BCACP

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: Using Storytelling to Build Community & Enhance Resilience

Richard E. Leiter, MD, MA

Alexis Drutchas, MD

2:15 PM - 2:30PM Break & Travel Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Practical Aspects of Pediatric Palliative Care

Jenna Freitas, MSN, CPNP

Nicholas Purol, MSW, LICSW

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Roadmap for Running a Family Meeting*


Melissa Wachterman, MD, MPH, MSc

Jordana Meyerson, MD

Millie Mitchell, LICSW

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Interventional Pain Management

Elizabeth Rickerson, MD

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Break & Travel Time
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Stuck in the Middle: Meeting the needs of the AYA Population*


Cristina Pozo Kaderman, PhD

Paige Malinowski, MSW, LCSW

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Not just technical difficulties: deploying telemedicine equitably in palliative care

Ben Kematick, PharmD, BCACP

Brook Calton, MD, MHS

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Minimizing opioid harms in people with substance use & serious illness

Dan Gorman, FNP-C, OCN, ACHPN

Katie Fitzgerald-Jones, PhD, ACHPN, CARN-AP

Charmaine Lastimoso, MSN, MPH, NP-C, CARN-AP